Hungry, my brother and I started with O.S. Chicken Wings, which consisted of three battered fried wings with the drums and wings fully attached covered heavily in housemade spicy gochujang (Korean fermented chili paste). It also had a sweet and tangy flavour to it. It was messy to eat, but oh so good.
As a lover of seafood, I was excited about the Torched Mackerel. It began with an “exciting” table side presentation of the mackerel being torched with a blowtorch, this miniscule dish was nothing special. Granted, the fish was fresh and brined to accentuate the flavour of the fish, but in the end, it was just mackerel and I found the soy dipping sauce did nothing much to overall flavour. It was however, the lightest dish out of the ones we ordered.
Squash Poutine was devoured by my brother since it has cheese. A unique take on a Quebecois favourite, roasted squash was used in replacement of french fries, with gravy that had a slight curry flavour to it, kimchi, and mayo.
Still hungry and the outside started rain heavily, we ordered more food in hopes it would stop raining.
While some of the dishes were hits and a slight miss, we enjoyed our experience at Oddseoul. The portion sizes are enough for two to share, and it is best to not come with an empty stomach as it will not be a cheap meal. Service was surprisingly pleasant for this dark and loud hipster dive.
90 Ossington Ave.